MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS
CAMPUS CASSC MEETING OF JANUARY 24, 2000
PRESENT: Elisa Abella, Babatunde Amole, Fran Aronovitz, Randy Boaz, Jerry Brown, Justine Clegg, Karen Dillman, Arcie Ewell, Barbara Fortuna, Annette Gibson, Eleanor Goodall, Susan Kah, Kenneth Lee, Henry Lewis, Karen Mattox, Miguel Menendez, Carol Miller, Carol Petrozella, Noemi Ponce, Olga Quintana, Gale Woolley
ABSENT: Marie DaCunha, Axel Mercado, Marguerite Nicaisse, Silvia Romero, Jaishri Venkatsubramaniam, Fritz Abraham
GUESTS: Ellen Biggs, William Kornegay, Ronald Forester, Debbie Goodman
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of December 13, 1999 were approved with one correction.
1. School of Justice
Ronald Forester and Debbie Goodman discussed the recommended changes in the School of Justice. The School of Justice offers training for police officers, correctional officers, and private security officers. There is an assessment center used for testing police officers and promotional assessment. Legislation is currently pending that would require an associate of science degree by 2005 for all police officers and correctional officers. The Criminal Justice Training and Standard Division decided to develop a common course numbering system throughout the state programs in July of 1998. The changes include adding new courses and a name change for CCJ 2230. Debbie Goodman discussed the "buy back" process that would enable students to earn college credit for vocational courses.
Carol Miller questioned the number of credits awarded in CJT 1362, First Responder for Public Safety Officers. The Medical Center Campus offers similar courses, EMS 1059 and EMS 1059L, First Responder and Lab, for a total of two credits. Ronald Forester stated that 100 % attendance is required and the course is required by the certifying agencies. The same is true of the courses at Medical Center Campus. If the courses have the same competencies, then one course may be indicated. Otherwise, different competencies need to be identified.
Susan Kah stated that the academic deans discussed this issue and asked Joyce Crawford, Academic Dean, to confer with School of Justice personnel.
2. School of Business and Computer Information Technology
William Kornegay discussed the requested changes in both the PSAV and the Associate in Science areas. The first four pages of the handout concerned the PSAV program. The recommended changes would change the course title and catalog description for the following courses: OTA 0102, OTA 0105,OTA 0101, and OFT 0712. Courses OTA 0421, CGV 0250, and CGS 0510 would only have the catalog description changed.
OCA 0312 would only have the title changed. Seven courses in shorthand would be deleted.
The last three pages of the handout concentrated on the Associate in Science Degree and are a result of certifications or contracts with companies. Five new courses are being proposed that represent a new curriculum because Microsoft is phasing out the old curriculum. A certification test is offered after completion of the five courses. These five courses will form an additional area of concentration for the Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems Analysis Degree.
Three new courses will be offered as a result of a partnership with Oracle and Microsoft and will lead to professional certification by both these companies.
Six courses are required for professional certification by Novell. These six courses will form an additional area of concentration in the Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems Analysis Degree entitled "Novell Specialist".
Susan Kah reported that Wolfson’s School of Business and Computer Information Technology would manage OTA 0101 currently offered at Medical Center Campus.
3. Medical Laboratory Technology
Babatunde Amole explained that Medical Laboratory Technology has requested to split MLT 2401 and MLT 2401L into two courses. The number of program credits would stay the same and there would be no additional cost to the students. The requested change would meet OCP guidelines and more equally distribute credits taken per term.
Campus CASSC supports the recommended change.
4. Professional Pilot Technology
Susan Kah stated that Associate in Science in Professional Pilot Technology has requested to delete AFT 1101L, Private Pilot Laboratory and the three flight simulation courses, ATF 2610L, ATF 2630L, ATF 2631L. These courses appear to have no special objectives or competencies. The simulator experiences will be offered throughout current courses. A second requested change is to add ATT 2130 as a required course toward the degree instead of being an elective in the program. The final requested change is a name change for ASC 1210, from Aero Meteorology to Aviation Meteorology.
These changes would not increase the current required program credits.
Susan Kah announced that Dr. Marc Wilson is the new Director of the School of Aviation and Visitor Services.
Justine Clegg asked if a semester in a program does not have twelve credits, might students take pre-requisites to make up the extra credits. Twelve credits per semester are required for full time status and optimal financial aid. The answer is yes.
Susan Kah pointed out that the program sheets list the program courses separately from the general education core courses.
REPORT FROM COLLEGE CASSC, JANUARY 18, 2000
Susan Kah reported that the computer competency test (CCT) would be available to students the second week in February. Students who will be graduating in May and were new to the College in 98-1 will have to pass the CCT. The passing score is 70%. The only current substitute is CGS 1060. Students can take the test twice and then must take the course. There is a practice test available. It is recommended that students take the practice test because the test has very explicit instructions that the students must follow in order to pass. The suggestion was made that all faculty and staff should take the test to understand the competencies assessed.
Susan Kah shared the new attendance policy adopted by College CASSC. College CASSC members may miss three meetings in an academic year. If they miss a fourth meeting they will be excused from College CASSC. A letter will be sent to a member after the second missed meeting. This new attendance policy will be in place for the academic year 2000-1. Faculty will have to count the summer term they have off as one missed meeting. College CASSC members are encouraged to arrange for a substitute to cover a meeting he/she has to miss.
College CASSC has no staggered terms. Each member is either elected or appointed for one year. The only continuity between years is the administrators who are permanently on College CASSC. Annette Gibson suggested a mentoring/orientation process for new members. The elections are in March and the new members begin their term in August.
This time gap is ideal for implementation of a mentoring/orientation process.
The Medical Center Campus CASSC has a problem with achieving a quorum in July. Susan Kah stated that strategies would have to be identified to address this.
The handout on Technical Procedures for Developing New Associate in Science Degree Programs or Vocational Credit Certificate Programs attached to the agenda is the final version.
Susan Kah reported that Lessie Pryor would serve on the planning committee for Conference Day. The following individuals were recommended to serve on the planning committee:
Carol Miller suggested that one or two support staff who advise be placed on the planning committee. This could be one from each school. Susan Kah will call a meeting of the planning committee soon.
Student Services will be meeting on Wolfson and Learning Resources will be meeting on Kendall for Conference Day.
C T & D ACTIVITIES
Carol Petrozella reported that the CT&D open house is today, Monday, January 24, 2000 in room 2301. Ellen Biggs reported that the turnout has been very good. Future activities
January 31st Domestic Violence
February 21st and February 28th HIV workshop
March Dress for Success Presentation at Support Staff March meeting
February 18th New faculty orientation for those who missed the August orientation
Virtual College has hired a new individual to work on the WEB. This person will also work some hours for CT&D.
A small problem with security exists in room 2301. Anyone using the computers will be asked to sign a log book and the door will be kept locked at all times.
Carol Petrozella requested anyone who needs to use the lab after 5:00 p.m. should let her or Jasmine know. If enough individuals want late hours, it may happen.
A chart of the class offerings for HSC 0001, Introduction to Health Care, for Summer Term was attached to the agenda. The faculty currently teaching this course have been meeting frequently with Diane Loffredo in order to standardize this course. Rachel Montiquin and Diane Loffredo will manage this course.
The new PSAV Center will reside in room 2104, which is close to the students. Three individuals have been offered positions in the center; one is the director and the other two will be staff associates. The PSAV Center will help with the recruitment and retention of students. Arcie Ewell suggested the PSAV Center staff meet with advisement. There needs to be good signage, flyers, TV spots etc. to notify the students that the center exists.
One other suggestion was for the PSAV Center to have an open house for everyone on campus.
Annette Gibson requested that the academic deans review how the Critical Thinking and Ethics course and related competencies are being presented on all campuses.
The next Campus CASSC meeting will be Monday, March 6th at 12 noon in room 2109.
Recorded by Janice Kline
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